Wednesday, 1 April 2009

Not Quite Wordless Wednesday: Five mile geology walk

Zig-zags in sandstone, possibly formed by an earthquake shaking wet sand, leading to sand layers slumping

Trying to see fossilised sand ripples

Checking out erosion in a wall: stone reverts to sand

Coal seam underlain by a white sandstone named seatearth; the latter has black rootlet marks from the forest that used to flourish above it

Brownish sandstone marked with the remains of tubes dug by burrowing worms or other animals

Unexpected rock monster

Calvin decides that whatever is round the next headland is not worth seeing and makes for home.

Round the next headland: volcanic plugs from ancient volcanoes.

Geology dog

Folded and tilted rock strata

Sea stack

Did we really leave the car on the other side of St Andrews?


  1. Wonderful. You are so lucky to be living near a coastline that is so famous for its part in the history of geology.
    I hate that sinking feeling of how far we have strayed from the car. It must have been a wonderful day.

  2. What a great walk! My family would love to see this.

  3. We, too, recently spent a day learning about our local geological history. You captured some great photos! :D

  4. What a view! Great pictures.

  5. It's wonderful the way you take advantange of the learning opportunities near you.

    I just love geology. That would have been a blast of a trip.

  6. Wonderful pictures. We used to take many hikes like this when we lived near the CapRock.

  7. What a great adventure, thanks for sharing it.

  8. fabulous pictures. I really like the one with the sand waves in the rock!

  9. Now I know why my husband wants to move the family to Scotland. It's so beautiful. Even the rocks are gorgeous.

  10. LOVE your photos! I came across your blog while on a fellow homeschool friends blog. I knew I had to follow you once I saw the words classical and languages (well, the fact that you live in Scotland helped a little!).
    We too homeschool following the classical method, and we all love learning languages.

    I look forward to reading some more of your posts!